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Windham Parks & Recreation

January & February 2024

Community & Family Programs

Winter Photo Contest

Have you captured that special moment with your child enjoying our Maine winters, snapped a photo of your pet frolicking in the snow, or found that perfect photo opp to capture the beauty of winter? We would love to showcase your photograph!

2024 Categories:

Family - Nature - Pets - Town of Windham

1. How to Enter Online: 

  - Select the appropriate category and register photo. Please register each photo individually.

  - Follow the steps and answer the required questions.

  - Choose "Check Out Online" and process your registration; NO FEE will be charged, but this will insure a completed registration.

  - Email all photo contest photos to parks&[email protected].

2. How to Enter via Postal Mail:

  - Complete an Adult Registration or Youth Registration form.

  - Mail completed form and a copy of your photo to:

        Winter Photo Contest

       Windham Parks & Recreation

       8 School Road

       Windham, ME 04062

3. How to Enter In-person:

  - Visit the Parks & Recreation office: Monday & Wednesday 7am-5pm, Tuesday 7am-6pm, of Thursday 7am-4pm.

Maximum of 3 entries per person.

All entries must be received by Friday, March 29, 2024.

Enter Here

Harlem Globetrotters Discounted Tickets

The Harlem Globetrotters 2024 World Tour presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs is coming with game like never before! Your favorite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing basketball skill, outrageous athleticism and a non-stop LOL good time. Join the Globetrotters as they go head-to-head against the Washington Generals who will stop at nothing to try and defeat the world’s winningest team!

Ticket sales close January 15th!

Purchase Tickets Here!

February Formal

For children in 5th grade and under

Pick your special someone and join us for a formal evening of fun! The February Formal will include refreshments, a DJ, photo ops, and door prizes!

Tickets are available online or at the Parks & Recreation office. Online ticket purchases can be picked up at the Parks & Recreation office or at the event the night of.

Purchase Tickets Here!

Youth Programs

Creative Movement

For Grades Pre-K - 3

Creative Movement is back at Windham Parks & Recreation! Join us on Wednesday afternoons at the Windham Public Library for a creative twist on dancing! Instructors from the Drouin Dance Center will use props and music to inspire creative movement and dance. This is a fun and exciting way to introduce your little one to the world of dance!

Music, Movement & Play for ages 2 to 3 is a 30 minute class that keeps your little dancer moving. We will play dance games, dance with props, and learn concepts like stop/go, fast/slow and high/low. This class is a great first experience for your child to be in a group setting independently.

Creative Movement for ages 3 to 5 is a 40 minute dance/movement class. We will be exploring movement, basic ballet terms, and dancing with props. Skills such as taking turns, sharing, forming a line, and respect will be encouraged.

Dates: Wednesdays, January 17 - March 6 (excluding 2/7, 2/21)

Times: 11:45am-12:15pm for ages 2-3; 12:20-1:00pm for ages 3-5

Location: Windham Public Library - 217 Windham Center Rd

Fee: $50 

Register by Sunday, January 14th!

Register Here!

Parents Night Out

For Grades K-5

At Parents Night Out, parents will drop off their kids in grades K-5 at the Windham Middle School Cafeteria to do a variety of fun activities, while parents have a night off! Some of the activities will include playing games, crafts and watching a movie at the end of the night! Dinner and snacks will be provided!

Date: Friday, February 16th (If February Formal is canceled on 2/9, it will be held on 2/16 and Parents Night Out will be canceled)

Time: 5:00-9:00pm

Location: Windham Middle School Cafeteria

Fee: $25 for the first child, $20 for each additional sibling

Dinner: Provided! TBD

Registration closes Wednesday, February 14th!

Register Here

Mad Science

For Grades 4-5

NASA and Mad Science collaborate to educate the next generation! Children go on a voyage of discovery to space with unique hands-on activities and amazing demonstrations. They explore the sun and stars, space technology, rocket science, the atmosphere, planets and moons, supernovas, and more! Classes: Atmosphere and Beyond, Rocket Science, Planet & Moons 1&2, Living in Space, Space Phenomena, Sun & Stars, Space Travel, Space Technology

Dates (updated schedule): Wednesdays, January 10th - March 6th

(Exclusion dates - February 21st)

Time: 1:15 - 2:15pm

Location: Manchester School Music Room

Fee: $115 (8 classes)

Register by January 7th 

Register Here

Creative Kiddie Craft Time

For Ages 2-5

Children ages 2-5 and their adult caregivers are invited to craft and create together! Moms and dads, grandparents, babysitters, aunts and uncles… All are welcome to join us at Town Hall for simple craft projects with all supplies provided.

This popular program can fill quickly, so be sure to pre-register!

Craft: Winter Craft

Date: Wednesday, January 17th

Time: 10:00 - 11:00am

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Fee: $5 per child

Register by Sunday, January 14th

Craft: Valentines Craft

Date: Thursday, February 15th

Time: 10:00 - 11:00am

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Fee: $5 per child

Register by Sunday, February 11th

Register Here

Kiddie Gym

For Ages 5 & Under

Indoor fun with balls, slides, parachutes and plenty of playmates! All toddlers must be accompanied by a "participating" adult.

This is a drop-in program; no pre-registration is required.

Dates: Tuesdays & Fridays October 24 - April 26, 2024

(see website for exclusion dates)

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Tuesdays: 10:00-11:30 am

Fridays: 9:00-10:30am

Fee: $2 per session per child

Multi-Visit Memberships available in 6, 15, and 30 visit quantities

Register Here


For Grades K-5

Kids from grades K-5 can learn traditional martial arts with Lisa Magiera of Bushido Karate Dojo and learn how karate makes you stronger, safer and smarter!

Winter 2023-24

Grades: K-5

Dates: Tuesdays, December 12 - March 5 (excluding 12/26/23 & 2/20/24)

Time: 3:15-4:15pm

Location: Windham Primary School Gym

Fee: $120 (11 Sessions); $35 for Gi (uniform)

Transportation: RSU14 will be transporting

Manchester School participants to the Primary School for Karate on Bus 12.

Spring 2024

Grades: K-5

Dates: Tuesdays, March 12 - June 4 (excluding 4/16/23)

Time: 3:15-4:15pm

Location: Windham Primary School Gym

Fee: $130 (12 Sessions); $35 for Gi (uniform)

Transportation: RSU14 will be transporting Manchester School participants to the Primary School for Karate on Bus 12.

Register Here

WMS Early Release Day

For Grades 6-8

Looking for something to do on the Windham Middle School early release days? Windham Parks & Recreation offers a full day program that includes outings to local destinations and supervised games, activities and free time.

Grades: 6-8

Date: Wednesday, February 7th

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Meet in Windham Middle School Cafeteria

Fee: $60- Lift ticket and Transportation (additional $40 for equipment rental)

Lunch: Bring a bag lunch or money to purchase food at the mountain

Please Bring: Ski equipment and appropriate clothing

Waiver: Online Pleasant Mountain waiver  is required to participate in this program - paper waivers will not be accepted 

(Group Name on waiver = Windham Rec Feb 7)

Additional Form: Day Trip Registration Form is required to participate in this program (includes skier responsibility & rules)

SIGN UP EARLY! Prices increase on 1/24/24 & 1/31/24.

Pleasant Mountain lift prices start increasing 2 weeks before program.


Please note that season pass holders must still purchase lift tickets to be included in this program due to the 20 participant minimum that does not include those who have season passes. The pricing of "transportation and lift ticket" includes participants lift ticket, transportation, and Windham chaperones on Pleasant Mountain.

Register Here

High Touch High Tech

For Grades K-3

Winter Session: Earthscapades

From the creepy crawlies that live on the surface to the beautiful gems buried way deep in the Earth, this program will journey through the magnificent marvels of Earth and the features that make it so unique. We will examine those and so many other questions through hands-on, fun, science activities.

Six-class session.

Grades: K-3

Dates: Wednesdays, January 17 – February 28, 2024 (No class on 2/21)

Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm

Location: Windham Primary School Art Room

Fee: $125

Register Here

School Vacation Days

February 22 & 23

Kids in grades K-5, join Windham Parks & Recreation for fun school vacation days of games, crafts and trips to local destinations like Smitty's, Spare Time and Seacoast! We’ll start off most days with gym games, crafts and outdoor play at the Town Hall gym and park. We will have lunch and head out to the local destination for the afternoon!

Date: Thursday, February 22

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Trip: Sledding at Pineland Farms

Fee: $50

Lunch: Please bring a lunch, water bottles, sneakers, winter/sledding clothes & a sled if you would like. Some sleds will be provided.

Date: Friday, February 23

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Trip: USM Southworth Planetarium

Fee: $50

Lunch: Please bring a lunch, water bottles and sneakers

Registration closes Monday, February 19th!

Register Here!

WMS After School Pick-up Basketball

Join us at Windham Town Hall after school from 2:00 - 4:00PM for pick-up basketball! Adult supervision will be provided to allow a space for participants to exercise and have fun! 

Grade: 6-8

Dates: Thursdays, January 11 - May 30

(Exclusion Dates: 2/22/24 & 4/18/24)

Time: 2:00 - 4:00PM

Location: Windham Town Hall Gym

Fee: One Day - $3

Season Pass - $50

Please Note: Parents are required to pre-register their child(ren) to

participant in this program.

Register Here!

Adult Programs

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Adult Pick-Up Basketball

For Ages 18+

Adults ages 18+, please join us on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Windham Primary School. Games will be played in a pick-up format.

Pre-registration is required for this program.

Date: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until June 20, 2024

Time: 8:00 - 9:45 pm

Location: Windham Primary School Gym

Fee: $60

Register Here


For Ages 18+

Come join us for a rousing game of Bingo!

First Monday of every month.

Bring your lucky charms, good humor and quick reactions.

Prizes to be won!

Date: Mondays, January 8, February 5, March 4 & April 1

Time: 1:00-2:30pm

Fee: Free

Pot Luck Lunch on April 1!

Register Here

Lewiston Theatre and Lunch

For Ages 18+

Join us for a fun afternoon, starting with lunch at Terry & Maxine in Turner followed by a hilarious show at Lewiston Public Theatre.

Incident at our Lady of Perpetual Help (comedy)

Whether you grew up Catholic, lived through the 1970s, or your family resembles the “fun” in dysfunctional – this nostalgic and heartfelt new comedy is for you! Travel back in time to a world before cellphones and social media when public ridicule in a hermetically sealed Catholic parish was the ultimate nightmare. It’s 1973 and the O’Shea family faces a comic crisis of biblical proportions when their 19-year-old daughter tells her younger sister about “the birds and the bees” and their bawdy conversation is overheard by the parish priest. Holy hell and hilarity break loose as the O’Sheas band together to preserve their good name and prove that nothing is more sacred than family. Get ready for heart warming laughter and all the polyester you can handle!

Date: Saturday, February 3

Time: 12:00-6:00pm

Fee: $35 - Lunch on own

Register Here

Brewery Tasting Series


Maine has became a micro brew state in the past few decades, with new breweries and beer labels popping up like lobster pots in Cape Porpoise harbor. Lots of beer lovers in Maine simply craft their own small batch beer in their basement, but the Maine beer scene is far more sophisticated than home brews in houses.

Join us in exploring the different breweries, their beers and wonderful food (optional)

January 24th: Good Fire Brewing

February 6th: Sebago Brewing, Gorham

March 28th: Shipyard Brewing

April 30th: Maine Brewing Co.

Time: 11:30am-2:30pm

Fee: $10 individual Breweries

$35 for all 4 Breweries

Transportation Provided

Register Here!

Sunday Open Gym

For Ages 21+

                      Residents           Non-Residents

Basketball Prices:      

           Drop-in fee: $6 $7

6 visit pass:          $30                  $35 (1 free visit)

15-visit pass:         $78                  $91(2 free visits)

Season pass:       $108               $126 (3 free visits)



Volleyball Prices:

Drop-in fee: $7 $8

6 visits:            $35                  $40 (1 free visit)

15 visits:            $91                  $104 (2 free visits)

Season pass:     $126                $144 (3 free visits) 

Date: Sundays, November 19, 2023 - April 28, 2024

Time: Basketball - 8:00-10:00am

Volleyball- 10:00am-1:00pm

Location: Windham High School Gym

Register Here

Senior Programs (55+)

Click Here for More Adult and Senior Programs!

Weekly Shopping

Join Windham Parks & Recreation every Thursday morning to go shopping in North Windham. This program is FREE for seniors who can't drive or get to a store on their own. Participants are required to call our office and reserve your spot between Monday - Wednesday of that week. The route and the times may vary slightly each week based upon the number of participants that reserve a spot. Picking up from different locations may require a slight wait. Call us at 892-1905 to reserve your spot. 

Fitness Foundation-Chair Exercise

Many individuals with chronic pain have restricted movements, limited range of motion, mobility issues or balance concerns that can make engaging in physical activity, such as walking or using weight machines, difficult or impossible. One often forgotten option that is available is chair-based exercise.

In this type of physical activity, the individual completes the activity while seated in a wheelchair, desk chair or any other type of chair. This allows those with mobility or balance issues to exercise and alleviates pressure from the lower body for those who are in pain. There are also standing exercises that use a chair as a supportive device.

A wide variety of chair-based exercises exist. Activities can be aerobic to improve heart health, strength based to build muscle or yoga inspired to stretch the body. A combination of the three leads to a complete workout without leaving a chair.

Come join us every Monday for a fun filled workout, using balls, bands and weights.

Dates: Every Monday - New session begins each month

Time: 10:00-11:00am

Location: Town Hall Gym

Fee: $5 Drop In; $12 Each Session

What to wear: Light fitting closed easy for moving in

What to bring: Water and a towel

Register Here

Windham Parks & Recreation

8 School Rd

(207) 892-1905

Parks&[email protected]